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FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Richland County

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 18:42

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Richland County to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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What to do if you disagree with FEMA’s decision letter

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 18:41

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 13:30

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Limerick Generating Station. The exercise will occur during the week of November 16th, 2015 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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Severe Weather Mid-Week: Get Ready Now

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 13:20

CHICAGO – With an ominous Wednesday forecast for most of the central U.S. that includes severe storms, heavy rains, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages everyone to get prepared.

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Two Weeks Left to Register for FEMA Grants and Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:09

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The deadline is Nov. 23, 2015, to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance and to apply to the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest, long term disaster loans.

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Disaster Assistance Help Remains Available After Disaster Recovery Centers in Myrtle Beach, Neeses and West Columbia Close

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 16:46

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The following three disaster recovery centers will close Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. because of a lack of visitors:

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Flood Risk Open House to View Maps in Raymondville and Brownsville, Texas

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:58

DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in the Texas counties of Cameron and Willacy are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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“Fall Back” While Stepping Up Your Disaster Readiness

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:26

CHICAGO – Sunday, November 1, Daylight Saving Time ends and we set our clocks back an hour. Take advantage of extra sleep, then take a few simple steps to make your home more disaster-resilient:

1. Verify your carbon monoxide and smoke detector work. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for testing the equipment to ensure it’s functioning appropriately. Invest in new detectors if they’re near or past the manufacturer's recommended replacement age.

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Most South Carolina Disaster Recovery Centers Will Be Closed on Sundays, Open Veterans Day

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:46

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Most South Carolina disaster recovery centers will close on Sundays beginning this weekend with a few exceptions.

Only centers located in the following counties will remain open on Sundays until further notice:

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CNMI provides fifth free fax option for Soudelor survivors

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 20:27

SAIPAN, CNMI –  CNMI is providing a new, fifth free faxing location at The Aging Center in Garapan for Typhoon Soudelor survivors on Saipan who need to get documents to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The updated list currently stands at five and includes the following locations:

Saipan Mayor’s Office

Beach Road, Chalan Laulau

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays

 

IT&E, TSL Plaza

Beach Road, Garapan

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays

 

IT&E Customer Service

Middle Road, Chalan Laulau

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays

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Flood Risk Open House to View Maps in Raymondville and Brownsville, Texas

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 20:11
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Flood Risk Open House to View Maps in Raymondville and Brownsville, Texas

Public Open House Events Scheduled to Share Map Changes and Flood Risk Information

DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in the Texas counties of Cameron and Willacy are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Charleston County

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:10

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Charleston County to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Florence and Horry Counties

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:06

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Florence and Horry counties to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Lexington and Richland Counties

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 16:03

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand in Lexington and Richland counties to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

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Public Invited to Comment on Flood Maps for City of Llano and Llano County in Texas

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:03

DENTON, Texas – After working together for months to create new preliminary flood maps, officials from the city of Llano and Llano County, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) now want to hear from the public.

Homeowners, renters and business owners in these three counties are encouraged to review the preliminary flood maps to understand where flood risks have been identified. Anyone who has comments or who would like to file an appeal has until Jan. 25, 2016, to submit them.

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Completing SBA Loan Application May Mean More Assistance for Some

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 18:37

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina storm and flood survivors are reminded to complete loan applications from the U.S. Small Business Administration even if they do not plan to accept a loan.

Survivors who receive notice to apply to the SBA are encouraged to complete the application as it may make them eligible for other assistance. Survivors should apply to SBA before insurance is settled.

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No flood insurance? Now is the time to buy

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:34

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It is time to buy flood insurance, if you don’t already have it. Available to everyone, businesses, homeowners and renters alike, it is the only insurance that will help you recover from flooding and mudflows.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Johns Island to Help South Carolina Flood Survivors

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:58

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center is open in Johns Island to help South Carolina flood survivors. This Charleston County center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at:
Berkeley Electric Cooperative
3351 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Newberry to Help South Carolina Flood Survivors

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 18:59

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A disaster recovery center is open in Newberry to help South Carolina flood survivors. This Newberry County center is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

The disaster recovery center is located at the following address:
Newberry County Sheriff’s Emergency Services Building
540 Wilson Road, Newberry.

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Rebuild with floods and fires in mind

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 16:01

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